Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews novelist Reif Larsen, author of The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, the illustrated story of a 12 year old boy whose devotion to the art of making maps is a way of communicating with the complex and often frightening world around him.
Does reorganizing Portland's high schools make sense?
Portland's high school dropout rate is the highest in the metropolitan area. While the statewide rate declined last year, Portland high school students are dropping out at twice the rate - 8.2 percent - of students in other Oregon communities. The city's high schools are also grappling with other issues: a growing number of students opting for GED credentials, budget shortfalls, and demands from parents for greater accountability to the community.
Sara and Elly host a conversation about bicycle justice, with lawyer
Bob Mionske, author of "Cycling and the Law" and social worker/activist Meghan Sinnott. Mionske will discuss the biases against bicycling inherent in law enforcement, the court system and the written law. Sinnott will talk about barriers in both mobility and justice for society's neediest.
Currently, US milk banks cannot meet the need for donor milk. The closest milk bank to Portland is in San Jose, California. Oregon and Washington have two of the highest breastfeeding rates in the United States with the potential to have sufficient breast milk donors to serve infants throughout the Northwest region and other parts of the US. Monday, June 13th at 11:30 am Anna Keith Soderberg interviews Dixie Whetsell, MS, IBCLC, member of the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank. Listen in to KBOO Portland 90.7 fm to hear about the importance of breast milk for us all.